Weaning {The Ordinary Moments}

Weaning has been a part of our lives for what feels like forever. Little Man is now a year old and I am very aware that his weaning journey is nearly over – He is getting less messy by the day, hardly anything ends up on the floor and he’ll be eating with cutlery before I know it.

There are times though, when Little Man is as messy eating as he was when he started weaning 6 months ago. We tend to share all our meals with the children, even puddings and Little Man always has his share and loves the treat as much as the rest of us.

Weaning {The Ordinary Moments}

Dave and I have found amusement over the last couple of months in the way that Little Man puts food into his mouth. He’ll scoop as much into his fist as possible and then move his fist to his mouth…

Weaning {The Ordinary Moments}

He’ll then opens his hand to push the food into his mouth using his palm but spreads his fingers at the same time!

Weaning {The Ordinary Moments}

He does this repeatedly through meal times and it makes us laugh constantly like he’s going ‘Ta-Da!’ with every mouthful. He really does love his food and has a great appetite – I haven’t worried about the amount he’s been eating, drinking or whether he’s eating the right things at all. Weaning this time has been a complete joy and so much easier than weaning for the first time.

Yes, weaning has been messy but we’re nearly over that and at times, like this, you just have to embrace the mess 🙂 Weaning has turned to eating which in turn will turn into pretty normal ordinary moments for us.


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. He’s so cute – I love to see pictures of other people’s messy babies but when it came to it I just couldn’t embrace the mess, so Toby only gets to feed himself with the non-messy foods! Who knows what I’ll be like when it comes to things like painting and playing outside in the mud!!

  2. Ahhh I love this post!! It’s sad that weaning is almost over isn’t it!!! I’ve been lucky like you with little man weaning has been mostly straight forward! He looks so so cute, such great pictures!!

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